Monthly Archives: May 2011

Kitty Karma


Claudia says: “Me thinks thou art now completely owned by a feline put precisely on your path to rectify your previously non-cat ways.   I reserve the right to say, this is all about This kitty, not A kitty. This … Continue reading

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And the winner will be….(fanfare please)…


No one! It’s official. We had a conference call yesterday. I thought this was coming. The Asia/Europe legs will be a tour, not a rally. Competition driving, trivia questions and hide-and-seek are over. I am happy to do without the latter two. … Continue reading

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Love Story


Not what we had figured into our race preparations for Asia and Europe, but Kitty didn’t want to die. It all started last Monday. Jan and I are out walking in our neighborhood in the chilly, early morning air, our usual daily … Continue reading

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Wanna buy a dirty book?


In 1908, as George Schuster in the Thomas Flyer reached San Francisco,a pretty young mother stepped forward and gave him a tiny baby slipper wrapped in a small silk American flag, telling him to carry it for good luck. He stuck it in … Continue reading

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The Inscrutable Chinese


Inscrutable: completely obscure or mysterious, that which cannot be easily understood. In  Reno, as we reported in our blog on  May 8, we first heard about the two Chinese teams that would be joining us in Beijing. There has been no mention … Continue reading

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Poetry in Lotion


We spread sunblock on our faces, arms and legs. I am lounging in the cockpit of Silver Girl, our 31 foot sailboat. 80 degrees, sunny skies, fair winds. Time to throw off the lines. I can smell it, taste it, … Continue reading

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It doesn’t get better than this.


     Warm sun, low humidity, a 15 knot westerly. Eyes closed, almost asleep in the cockpit, water slapping the hull, the wonderful slightly sour smell of salt air. (Only in Charleston do they call this the smell of pluff mud.) Absolutely nothing to … Continue reading

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